Examining Changes to the Environment Through Pictures and Data

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Link to Resource: https://www.census.gov/schools/activities/geography/photo-hunt--examining-changes.html?eml=gd&utm_campaign=20180411mssiss1ccpupnl&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
4 5 6
Organization:United States Census Bureau
Summary:Students will examine how human actions and population changes can affect the environment. Students will examine a series of photographs that compare famous landmarks (Times Square, the Saltair Pavilion in Utah, Laguna Beach, and Niagara Falls) across time, and then they will identify human-generated changes in the physical environment, such as the addition of bridges and roads. Students will also examine U.S. Census Bureau population and housing data to see how population changes can contribute to changes in the physical environment. In addition, students will describe the impact of these changes on the environment.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 9
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:5-ESS3-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Systems and system models
Subjects: elementary school; environment; k-5 geosource; middle school
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